ONE OF OUR OLDEST, AND FAVORITE SALTAIRIANs.
PEGGY MINA PASSED AWAY JUNE 1, 2010. She spent her summers in Saltaire from birth, first as a McQuillan, then as a Mina. Sincerest sympathies to her children: Frank, Peggy, Artie, Tom, Steve, David and grandchildren.
Here is the obit:
MARGARET MARY (McQUILLAN) MINA
MINA – Margaret Mary (McQuillan) on June 1, 2010 in her 89th year after a brief illness. After graduating from Rosemont College she declined a full scholarship to Cornell Medical School to pursue her post-graduate studies at Fordham University while teaching Army Corp nurses at Manhattanville College. She met the true love of her life, Dr. Francis A. Mina and they became the first alumni couple to wed in Fordham’s history. After 54 years of marriage, she is survived by six loving children: Francis, Margaret, Arthur, Stephen, Thomas and David and ten devoted grandchildren as well as many caring family members and friends. Visitation will be from 4 to 6pm on Friday at the Doyle Funeral Home, 91 Maple Avenue, Morristown, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30am Saturday at the Church of the Assumption followed by internment at Holy Rood Cemetery.
Left, Picture of Peggy 1945 taken by her then suitor, Dr. Mina. They met doing post graduate work at Fordham. Peggy was a Rosemont graduate.
Below: a couple of years later, with Francis X. Mina.
Link to Saltaire's beginning 100 years ago: The McQuillans first owned in Saltaire in 1911.
Ed note: It's maybe 1955 or so and I and my family spend a lot of time on the bay front swimming area. Constant there: Mrs. Mina shepherding her young flock, who are also swimmig and playing in the sand. She was always there: kindly, quiet, friends to all the grown ups; mindful of all the kids. She grew up in Saltaire: born; first communion, recalled everything before the hurricane of 1938. One of our best sources of history. See, E.g. most recently: http://saltaire38.blogspot.com/search?q=goodness
Real sad to see her go.
--JOHPatsy O'Shea remembers: I extend my heartfelt condolences to all the members of the Mina family. I knew Mrs. Mina as one of my "parents" for the Kiddy Class Mary Parmelee and I ran in the late 50s. We'd bring our wagons and round up our 3 and 4 year olds for morning games and beach play. One of our kids was Artie Mina. Sometimes he had trouble separating from his mother and she was always so gentle and patient with him. Usually soon we'd be tugging Artie in our wagon, and having a good time. A very nice woman indeed. Patsy O'Shea